Seeing Wattson fall into the water, Winona, in the air on Altaria, tries to go after him; unfortunately, Ark has used Taunt on Altaria, preventing Winona from rescuing Wattson. Winona realizes that the SSS—Ark, Angie, and Amber—have very good teamwork.
Below them, Flannery attacks Angie in a rage, but she is easily rebuffed. Angie tells her that the SSS cannot be defeated with pure force and that her Ludicolo's Nature Power draws power from the great mother sea itself, and, as the sea is the mother of life, it is the noble duty of Team Aqua to expand the sea. In this pursuit there are sure to be sacrifices for the greater good, and Angie promises to remember the gym leaders well for their sacrifice.
Meanwhile, Brawly struggles against Mack's illusions in Lilycove Museum. His Machoke grows frightened and panics, making Brawly resort to the style of Go instead of Ju, sending out Hariyama. Hariyama attacks powerfully and continuously, driving Mack's Slugma back.